Mega Buzz: A Grey's Reconciliation? Plus: Bones' Baddie, Once's Evil Daddy
by Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams
Sara Ramirez, Emily Deschanel, Lana Parrilla
Are Callie and Arizona really getting back together on Grey’s Anatomy? — Darla
NATALIE: There’s a chance! “We’re left with the concept of trying being the most important goal,” Sara Ramirez tells me. But let’s not forget that Arizona had a whole relationship with Leah that could jeopardize their future. “Callie has a very human reaction,” Ramirez says of discovering the truth. “I don’t know if it’s necessarily what people will expect or what people will want for Callie.” We want Calzona, OK?
Anything else you can tell us about the new serial killer coming up on Bones? — Layla
ADAM: As executive producer Stephen Nathan previously hinted, the new nemesis will be much more of a shadow-dweller than Pelant. “We will not know whether or not we are meeting the person when we see the episode,” Nathan teases. However, Brennan will definitely be on the lookout. “[Pelant's warning] is in the back of Brennan’s mind,” Emily Deschanel says. “Where she has doubts is whether, when Pelant died, their hopes of solving those murders died with him. I think she fears it did.” Pelant’s words may not be the only thing haunting Brennan: Nathan teases we will see Pelant again in the flesh! Might Brennan be seeing ghosts again?
Will the group learn the truth about Peter Pan’s identity on Once Upon a Time? — Sarah
NATALIE: Yes, and when they do, they may actually feel bad for the Rumple, despite the fact that he’s caused them all strife at one point or another. “When I learned Pan was his father, it all made sense to me why he is the way he is and how he turned out that way,” Lana Parrilla says. “As Regina, I had compassion for his character. It’s heartbreaking when a parent abandons their child, but the way he did it was just so evil and so sinister. He is more evil than the Evil Queen and Rumple because there’s no remorse.”
Am I going to be satisfied by the Red John reveal on The Mentalist? — Kenny
ADAM: I was! As you might have already guessed, there are still some very cool twists to play out before Jane’s final showdown with Red John. And while Jane has often been outsmarted by his archenemy, this time, Jane is definitely one step ahead. Most importantly, Sunday’s episode leaves a lot of questions for the show to answer in the post-Red John era. (And surprisingly, what to do with the now-defunct CBI crew isn’t the most pressing.)
Do you have anything on Sleepy Hollow? — Andrew
NATALIE: Abbie’s former flame Luke will definitely be spooked by his run-in with the literally-dead-man-walking Andy. “Like all the characters who are suddenly touched by the supernatural and by the reality of what’s actually going on right under the surface of that town, what it does to your mind is a big question,” executive producer Alex Kurtzman tells us. “He’s going to have to face that.”
Now that Silas is dead on The Vampire Diaries, who’s the new Big Bad? —Yana
ADAM: The new villain is waiting in the wings, according to Kat Graham, who we pressed for details. “You’re going to be really surprised and elated to see who the next villain is,” she says. “I’m so ready for him to be the villain.” So it’s someone we also possibly care about? “Yes, [it's] somebody you’ve seen before.” Guesses?
What’s the deal with that head on Almost Human? — Doug
NATALIE: In the original pilot, the head actually belonged to Kennex’s father, so the switchover to it being a woman was a shock even to me. “Why Insyndicate wanted this head and for what will become clear,” J.H. Wyman tells me, cautioning that the mystery won’t be revealed any time soon. “They’re in a process of literally having to take every single piece of evidence and having to cross-check it,” he says, likening the building to the warehouse in Indiana Jones. In other words, they’ll probably find the lost Ark before they find the head.
Can The Governor really be a good guy on The Walking Dead? —James
NATALIE: We should be wary now that he’s reunited with his old lackeys, but his ties to this new group could keep him grounded — that is, if Lilly and her sister actually survived. “We know that Meghan is alive, and the difficulty he has at the end of this episode is that he has reinvented himself completely and his past has caught up with him,” David Morrissey says. “One of the things about The Governor being Brian is that he prefers being this person.” But can he be that person with Martinez around?
Any Big Bang Theory scoop? — Jeremy
ADAM: The gang and Bernadette’s father will head to Howard’s mom’s house for Thanksgiving on Thursday’s episode, but it’s Raj who winds up slaving away in the kitchen. “Something happens to Mrs. Wolowitz. She’s indisposed and she can’t cook,” Kunal Nayyar tells us. “So I end up doing all the cooking. But Raj is a great cook, no question.” Yum! But what happened to Mrs. Wolowitz? “It’s kind of crazy,” Nayyar teases.
Will Huck find out about Quinn killing that guy on Scandal? — Heather
NATALIE: It won’t be long before Huck realizes that something is off with his protégée. “This Quinn is different than Quinn in Season 1, and she’s learned a lot of things about covering up,” Katie Lowes says. “But obviously covering a murder is going to be very hard to do.” Still, just because Quinn killed off OPA’s only lead in the Remington investigation, Lowes teases that Olivia Pope will find a way to get to the truth about the plane crash.
I’m excited but also scared about the final season of Nikita! Can you at least please tell me that Michael and Nikita stay together? — Claire
ADAM:For Nikita‘s swan song, your favorite rogue agent will not have it easy — and that extends to her love life. But who has time for romance? In the packed-to-the-gills final six episodes, brace yourself to see allies turn on each other, a ballistic missile strike, a slew of double-crosses (not just courtesy of Amanda), assassinations, guest star Judd Nelson making a surprising connection and the shocking death of a main character. Sounds dangerous, right? We’d encourage you not to expect a typical happily-ever-after.
Got any scoop on Parks and Recreation? —Kent
NATALIE: Leslie wasn’t the only one affected by her recall, as Ben has also realized that he may have peaked too early in life. “He’s had this life where this awful thing happened to him when he was 18 years old and he spent his entire life trying to prove something to himself and about the fact that he’s not a screw-up,” executive producer Mike Schur says. “There’s a point in the season where he moves beyond that mindset a little bit.” It probably won’t help that this doesn’t go over so well.
What can you tell me about the Boardwalk Empire finale? — Brandon
ADAM: Nucky seemed suspicious that Eli was up to something fishy in the penultimate episode, no? Let’s just say those two have a very intense discussion about what Eli has been doing behind Nucky’s back. Plus: A major character will die. I’ll leave it to you to decide if those two circumstances are related.
Natalie’s Mega Rave: I’m so glad that the reveal that Peter Pan is Rumplestiltskin’s father was kept under wraps because it was a brilliant, timey-wimey surprise that’s taken Once Upon a Time to a new level this season.
Adam’s Mini Rant: I know The Mentalist had to wipe out several Red John suspects, but didn’t the enigmatic Bret Stiles deserve a better wrap-up than being some DNA found in the rubble of an explosion?
(Additional reporting by Joyce Eng, Hanh Nguyen and Robyn Ross)